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I know, I know, you're confused. What is butter sugar carbs loving Sarah doing baking sugar free sweets and gluten free ones on top of that? Getting ready is what. Here is a Fact: South Asians are at a higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes. My father is diabetic. I love me some sugar. See where I am going with this? Yup, people, Stevia is my future. Might as well embrace it now, no?
Since we are buds, I will be honest with you. Also, because I am generally unnecessarily honest so why stop now. Stevia does not behave like sugar in baked goods so if you are trying to make your no fail brownies recipe with Stevia, it will fail. See Stevia isn't like those chemical versions of sugar you will see in the baking aisle. Stevia is extracted from a leaf making it a natural sweetener, but one that doesn't spike blood sugar levels. The Stevia I used is from a Canadian company called Greeniche. Their products are natural, Halal, You can buy it in powder form or liquid form. Greeniche has an impressive range of Stevia products, simply click here to figure out where to get yours! Just remember, in terms of sweetness, Stevia is significantly sweeter than sugar so a little goes a very long way!
With the Holidays around the corner (yay December!) it is time to entertain and that means entertaining those who are and aren't watching their sugar. Often the diabetic guests are stuck with nothing or 'cheat' by having a small piece of something while wishing for more. With this Stevia Cheesecake Pie they no longer have to. This Cheesecake Pie features a crust that is absolutely nutty. Literally. Ground almonds and walnuts (or pecans) from Bulk Barn make up the crust which is only lightly sweetened with Stevia powder. The filling gets a delicious twist with Greeniche Orange Flavorall (liqiuid flavored stevia) and some good ol' OJ. Top it with some raspberries or just pile on your favourite fruit. For an extra boost of sweetness (for those with a significant sweet tooth) you can always drizzle honey on top. Serve with coffee for a delicious pairing.
Stevia Orange Cheesecake Pie with a Gluten Free Crust
For the Crust:
- 1 ¼ cup finely ground almonds
- 1 ¼ cup finely ground walnuts or pecans
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tbsp stevia powder
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp instant coffee (optional)
For the Cheesecake Filling:
- 16 oz cream cheese (2 blocks)
- 1 tbsp stevia powder (used Greeniche brand)
- 1.5 tbsp Orange flavorall (used Greeniche brand)
- Zest of an orange
- 4 tbsp orange juice
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 2 cups Raspberries (or other fruit you like!)
- A little runny honey (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
- Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate
- Combine all the filling ingredients, mixture will be soft and crumbly.
- Press into pan and bake at 325 with the edges covered with foil for 15 minutes, remove foil bake another 5-8 minutes or until the edges look moderately browned (not burnt!)
- Whip cream cheese until smooth
- Add orange zest, orange juice, 1 tbsp of stevia, orange flavorall, mix well
- Add whipping cream and beat well. Mixture will become fluffier.
- Adjust sweetness with a little more flavorall if needed
- Pour into cooled crust, let set for 4 hours, top with fruit and serve.
Have you ever made Stevia desserts? Would love to know what you think! If you want more ideas then click over to the Greeniche Blog
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Greeniche a Canadian company that has several lines of natural health products. Although I am compensated for this post the recipe (and opinions) are my own!
My experience with stevia was bitter taste so I pass.
Hi Lin! I do hear you on the after taste and my understanding is that some people are more attuned to it than others. However I find that the liqiuid stevia or Flavoralls were really good that way. My kids really enjoyed the cheesecake pie filling!
Sarah I do sincerely hope this is just about trying out something different/new given the genetic dispensation, and nothing more!
Take care ☺
Eraj I literally laughed out loud when I read this. Which is why I had to write it out, because who takes a lol seriously nowadays anyway? Hope you are well and I assure you I am too!
Hamid Husain says
Thanks Sarah for this mouth watering recipe. My mother is also diabetic and like all such people is crazy for sweets. It makes my life quite challenging at times. I will certainly try out this recipe and hope she will enjoy it. Thanks once again Sarah.
Glad to hear it and thank you!
Heather LeGuilloux says
I have never tried baking with Stevia but I completely hear your concerns with being concerned about diabetes. That being said, your cheesecake looks delicious! Great job.
This cheesecake look gorgeous!! Cutting down on white sugar is always a good idea!
Sues I totally agree with you and thank you!
Love baking healthier versions of desserts and this cheesecake pie looks amazing!
Thank you so much Natalia! It is definitely nice to have been able to expand my baking repertoire!
Firstly, the post is absolutely hilarious. Secondly, do you think a lemon cheesecake would follow a similar recipe?
Glad you think so 🙂 And yes lemon would be an easy swap!
Bintu (@recipespantry) says
This looks absolutely delicious and I love that it is gluten free and sugar free so it can be enjoyed by all!
Thank you Bintu!
linda spiker says
This looks fantastic. Love that drizzle of honey and ...well everything!
Thank you so much Linda! Not gonna lie, drizzling honey was so fun!
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says
What beautiful shots you got of this -- especially of the honey drizzling! I would love to use stevia -- but I am intolerant to it. Even a tiny bit makes me sick for 2 days.
Thank you so so much Michelle! And I am so sorry to hear about your intolerance!
I have only tried stevia in hot drinks, but didn't try to bake with it. So maybe it's time to give it a try and see how it turns out. A cheesecake pie sounds and looks SO good!
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
This year I will be hosting at least one person who can't have sugar, so this is on the menu!
Glad to be of service 😉 Also for one person I would totally do the filling as a mini trifle with some fruit - YUM! lol
What To Cook Today says
It looks decadent and even better that it is sugar free!!!!!
Thank you so much! Definitely a bonus to be able indulge in natural sweeteners!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
Haha, I like how you are honest about Stevia. I have experimented with it and have had mixed results.
Your photos look so good, how can I NOT make this!!
I hear you on the mixed results, I am loving the flavoralls though - they're so fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Traci The Kitchen Girl says
This looks so creamy and delicious...I want it for breakfast! I haven't been able to love Stevia yet but maybe I'll give it another try 🙂
You know Traci I hear that a lot and in your case the liquid flavoralls may be a great way to use Stevia!
Hello Sarah, I would love to try this recipe but I am allergic to Stevia, what would be the best measurements to replace it with regular sugar? I love the GF pie crust!
Hi Ayesha! I have a no bake cheesecake with an Oreo crust that you may want to try then! It's so good with GF chocolate cookies as well. If it's the orange flavour you're after then to be honest I am not sure what the straight substitution would be in this one!